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Anne W. Brigman

'The Dying Cedar'

Anne W. Brigman

Anne W. Brigman

'The Dying Cedar'

'The Dying Cedar'

Anne W. Brigman

1869 - 1950

'The Dying Cedar'


gelatin silver print, tipped to a triple mount, signed in ink on the image, signed in pencil on the primary mount, signed, titled, numbered 'No -2.,' and annotated with the photographer's '683 -Brockhurst St., Oakland - Cal.' studio address in green ink, annotated '$10.00' in pencil, and with a Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles salon stamp on the reverse of the tertiary mount, 1906

image: 9 ⅝ by 6 ½ in. (24.4 by 16.5 cm.)

overall: 16 ¾ by 13 in. (42.5 by 33 cm.)

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The photographer to her nephew, Willard Nott, by descent, 1950

By descent to Mrs. Willard Nott

Acquired from the above, 1989

Camera Work, No. 25 (January 1909), pl. II

Anne Brigman, Songs of a Pagan (Caldwell, 1949), p. 49

Anne Brigman: Pictorial Photographer/Pagan/Member of the Photo-Secession (The Oakland Museum, 1974), p. 11 (there titled incorrectly The Soul of the Blasted Pine)

Weston J. Naef, The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978), p. 282

Alexander Lee Nyerges, In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West (The Dayton Art Institute, 1999), p. 82

Kathleen Pyne, Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O’Keeffe and the World of the Stieglitz Circle (Berkeley, 2007), pp. 95 and 112

Teresa A. Carbone, ed., Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties (New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2011), p. 213

Ann M. Wolfe, ed., Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography (Reno: Nevada Museum of Art, 2018), pp. 5, 97, 258, and 273

Kathleen Pyne, Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment (New Haven, 2020), pp. 1, 4, 59, and 153

Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, Sixth International Salon of Photography, under the auspices of the Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles, November – December 1922